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reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017 Advance Notice

  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming ...

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EUCALYTPUS AND/OR BANKSIA Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic ...

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Fundamentals of Botanic Drawing

  Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the ...

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Perception, Visual Thinking, Design and Composition with Helen Burrows

This workshop will be fun and thought provoking, allowing students to experience and give meaning to stimuli using elements of ...

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Translucence, Highlights and Bloom with Dianne Emery

In this workshop you will work on techniques to capture the beautiful appearance translucence on small fruits such as redcurrant, ...

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‘ENLARGED FLOWER PORTRAITS’ 4 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP with JOHN PASTORIZA-PINOL

The structure of the class involves a 4 day painting project, where the demonstrator assists each student with composition, painting ...

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Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds Bota

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Future BASA Exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
29 March – 2 April 2017 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant
30 August – 12 September 2017 at the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

 

STOP PRESS !  WORLDWIDE BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION – May 2018

A worldwide collaboration linking people to plants through contemporary botanical art will be held in May 2018. Exhibition venues in over 16 countries around the world will all hold special events on May 18, 2018 – a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art following the sun from venue to venue. The Exhibition in Australia will be held in Canberra and expressions of interest from artists will be called for shortly. <read more>

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

‘ENLARGED FLOWER PORTRAITS’  4 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP with JOHN PASTORIZA-PINOL @ Geelong Botanic Gardens | East Geelong | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
The structure of the class involves a 4 day painting project, where the demonstrator assists each student with composition, painting techniques and colour theory which will be offered in class and assigned for homework. John[...]
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day
12:00 am
This workshop will be fun and thought provoking, allowing students to experience and give meaning to stimuli using elements of design. Organisation of the information through the senses, using problem solving techniques will result in[...]
Fundamentals of Botanic Drawing @ Joseph Maiden Theatre
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
12:00 am
  Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, illustrators of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing. Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone,[...]
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting.Subject will be drawn with emphasis on, tone, form, life size, shape and[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]
Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour, 5 day workshop with Margaret Muffet @ Fay Boyd's Fine Art School | Grafton | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 29 all-day
12:00 am
  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming Nature which will have a Natural History theme. Entry requirements for artists will be[...]